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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Incat Crowther Wins Australian Export Award

Incat Crowther designed-vessel Muslim Magomayev – seen here saving the lives of 30 personnel caught in an oil platform fire in the Caspian Sea in November 2015. Photo Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther has been chosen as the National Winner for the CPA Australia Business Services Award. The award is given for outstanding international success in Professional Business Services with Incat Crowther demonstrating outstanding success in the export of Engineering Services. The Australian Export Awards are a national program recognising Australian businesses for their export achievement and contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity. The award was presented at a gala dinner held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane…

Honduras Takes Delivery of Incat Fast Ferry

Honduras-based operator Safeway Maritime Transportation Co., has taken delivery of its first Incat Crowther catamaran ferry for operation on the north coast of Honduras. It will run between the main land city of La Ceiba and Isla de Roatán in the Caribbean Sea. The vessel is a 150.9 ft. (46m) high speed catamaran ferry capable of carrying 460 passengers at a speed of 36 knots. The main cabin accomodates 237 passengers seated in rows. The mid deck first class cabin has seating for 60 passengers primarily seated in rows. This cabin also has its own kiosk and toilet facilities. In addition there is a small VIP cabin for 8 passengers with access from the wheelhouse. An outdoor seating area for 150 passengers is fitted aft of the mid deck cabin and protected from the elements by enclosed sides.

Cat Ferry Delivered for Key West Express

Florida based operator Key West Express LLC, has taken delivery of its third Incat Crowther catamaran ferry for operation along the west coast of Florida between Fort Myers and Key West. The vessel is a 52m high speed catamaran ferry capable of carrying 513 passengers at a speed of 41.5 knots. The main cabin contains seating for 268 passengers in a mix of lounge, bar and row seating. Catering facilities are a feature of the vessel, which has a journey time of approximately 3.5 hours. A centrally located bar provides full cocktail drinks service with counterside seating for 9. A kiosk, providing pre-packaged food, snacks and gifts is located aft amongst casual lounge and kiosk seating. The mid deck cabin has seating for 147 passengers primarily seated in rows.

Incat Crowther Powers Waterski Record

Photo courtesy Mark Seaton Photographics

Incat Crowther supported the Horsehead Water Ski Club as it recently set a new water ski world record on the 28th of March 2010. The club had already set the mark of pulling 120 skiers from a deep start in January this year (the most ever pulled behind one boat), but with only 99 making it through the required nautical mile it was two skiers short of setting a new record. For the successful attempt in March, the club managed to get 116 skiers started and still had 114 up at the conclusion of the nautical mile, smashing the 100 skier mark set in 1986.

Safeway Maritime Takes Delivery of Incat Ferry

Honduras-based operator Safeway Maritime Transportation Co., has just taken delivery of its first Incat Crowther catamaran ferry for operation on the north coast of Honduras between the main land city of La Ceiba and Isla de Roatán in the Caribbean Sea. The vessel is a 150.9 ft. (46m) high speed catamaran ferry capable of carrying 460 passengers at a speed of 36 knots. The main cabin contains seating for 237 passengers seated in rows. A simple kiosk area is located aft along with toilet facilities and a large luggage room. A centrally located boarding station provides quick access to all parts of the vessel allowing the vessel to load and unload efficiently. The mid deck first class cabin has seating for 60 passengers primarily seated in rows.

Incat Crowther Designed Ferry for Seychelles

Robust and Efficient Catamaran Ferry for Seychelles Photo Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther has designed a new catamaran ferry for Cat Cocos of the Seychelles. To be built by Richardson Devine Marine, the 292-passenger, 30m vessel will capitalize on the experience of the operation of the Incat Crowther-designed Isle of Praslin (delivered 2006) and Isle of La Digue (delivered 2009). These vessels have proven to be reliable, robust and efficient through years of operation, and the new vessel is designed to take those characteristics a step further. The vessel will feature a shallow draft…

INCAT CROWTHER TO DESIGN 24m CATAMARAN PASSENGER FERRY

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the design of a 24m Catamaran Passenger Ferry to be built by Baltic Workboats in Estonia. The vessel is a follow up to the Incat Crowther-designed 24m Catamaran Scientific Research Catamaran under construction at the yard, and will be operated in the Gulf of Riga, Estonia. Incat Crowther worked closely with Baltic workboats in their successful bid, developing a vessel utilizing the same platform as the research vessel. As part of the development process…

Incat Crowther Launches 26m Catamaran Ferry

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of the 26m catamaran, Cat Cocos Isle of La Digue at Richardson Devine Marine in Hobart. The vessel has successfully completed seas trials, where it proved the efficiency of Incat Crowther’s hull form by exceeding fuel consumption predictions. The 26m, 227 passenger vessel is the third Incat Crowther designed vessel for the operator, and was designed with the specific goal of reduced capital expenditure and operating costs. The main passenger deck seats 163 passengers in mostly forward-facing seats…

Incat Crowther Launches Monohull Crew Boats

30m monohull crew boats by Veecraft Marine in South Africa

Incat Crowther has launched two 30m monohull crew boats by Veecraft Marine in South Africa. Perez and Deborah are the first Incat Crowther-designed vessels to be built by Veecraft, and mark a fast-growing relationship between the yard and designer. Incat Crowther has developed a strong relationship with Veecraft Marine, and is pleased to be working with an accomplished shipyard in South Africa. The relationship not only gives Incat Crowther a presence in Africa, it also offers the builder access to a world-leading portfolio of marine designs.

24m Catamaran Ferry Launches

Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ferry Titiroa by Q-west Boatbuilders in Wanganui, New Zealand. The vessel has completed sea trials, and has been delivered to Real Journeys, who will operate the vessel on New Zealand’s South Island. The delivery of the vessel is a story in itself. Titiroa will operate on land-locked Lake Manipouri, in the middle of the South Island near Queenstown. The delivery journey entailed sailing Titiroa to Bluff, on the southern tip of the island, removing the roof and transporting the vessel to the lake by truck.

Derecktor to Build Catamaran

Robert E. Derecktor, Inc., is pleased to announce its selection to build a new 19.2-meter catamaran research and classroom vessel for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (CT). The Maritime Aquarium has been providing student and public research voyages in the protected waters of Long Island Sound since 1988. The new Incat Crowther-designed all-aluminum vessel will carry up to 65 students with a crew of 5. The safety of the students is of paramount importance to the vessel's design and construction. The vessel will be fully ADA compliant and meet all current USCG Subchapter T requirements.

New Crowther Cat Headed For Tasmania’s Gordon River

An eco-friendly tourist catamaran by Crowther Design and builder RDM is headed for Tasmania’s Gordon River. The vessel will be the fifth commercial vessel designed and built by the pair to operate in the popular tourist region. Designed and built for the vessel’s operator, Gordon River Cruises, it is their second vessel from Crowther and RDM. The new vessel is 32m, with a 9 m beam and a passenger capacity of 220. The design has floor to ceiling windows on the main and mid decks and raised center aisle seats allowing more vision for passengers. The vessels unique design features a curved bow, deck ends and transom, and a Portuguese bridge. The vessel is powered by two MTU 16V 2000 engines coupled to ZF 2250 gearboxes which drive five-bladed propellers. With a range of 250 n.m.

Incat Crowther to Design 79-ft Cat Passenger Ferry

Image courtesy Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the design of a 79-ft catamaran passenger ferry to be built by Baltic Workboats in Estonia. The vessel is a follow up to the Incat Crowther-designed 79-ft catamaran scientific research catamaran under construction at the yard, and will be operated in the Gulf of Riga, Estonia. Incat Crowther worked closely with Baltic workboats in their successful bid, developing a vessel utilizing the same platform as the research vessel. As part of the development process…

Incat Crowther to Build a 63-ft Monohull Crewboat

Incat Crowther announced a contract to design a 63-ft Monohull Crewboat to be built by VeeCraft Marine in South Africa. The vessel is characterized by its large foredeck, which has 27sqm of cargo space. The bow features a passenger boarding area for safe and efficient transfers to offshore factilites. A dedicated passageway is located to the port side, directly accessing the main passenger cabin. This cabin has comfortable seating for 25 passengers, and a bathroom. There is a rescue zone situated over the large aft platform. Below decks, the vessel has 4 crew berths, a galley and mess and a bathroom. The vessel will be powered by a pair of MAN 284 LE 413 main engines, each producing 1000hp @ 2100 rpm.

Austal Bags Contracts for Three Passenger Ferries

The 50m high speed catamaran to be built by Austal Philippines for Seaspovill. (Design Incat Crowther) Image by Austal Limited

Austal Limited announced securing two new contracts for three commercial passenger ferries with a total value of approximately AU$30million. Firstly, Austal has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 50 meter high speed passenger catamaran for Seaspovill Co. Ltd, which operates a number of high speed ferries on multiple domestic routes in South Korea. With a contract value of approximately AU$16million, Austal will construct the catamaran to an Incat Crowther design that has capacity to carry up to 450 passengers, at speeds of up to 40 knots.

Incat Crowther Launches 24m Catamaran RO-PAX Ferry

24m Catamaran Ro-Pax Ferry, Runö.

Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ro-Pax Ferry, Runö. The vessel was recently launched by Baltic Workboats in Estonia and successfully completed sea trials. Runö is the second Incat Crowther-designed vessel to be built by Baltic Workboats, after VÄ—jĹ«nas, a 24m Catamaran Scientific Research Vessel. Runö will be operated in the Gulf of Riga, Estonia, between the mainland port of Parnu and the islands of Runhu and Saaremaa. Incat Crowther worked closely with Baltic workboats to secure the build contract for Runö…

Incat Crowther Designs another Ferry for Seastreak

(Image: Incat Crowther)

In response to significant growth in passenger volume, New York ferry operator Seastreak has contracted Incat Crowther to design a 45-meter catamaran passenger vessel for its fleet, thus increasing its number of Incat Crowther designed vessels to eight. Incat Crowther has worked with Seastreak to provide an operational advantage in a competitive market. The new vessel will continue this approach and be based on the fleet’s largest ferries, Seastreak Wall Street, Seastreak Manhattan, Seastreak Highlands and Seastreak New York. Passenger capacity is increased to 600.

Incat Crowther Design NZ Lake Ferry

Lake Passinger Ferry: Photo credit Incat Crowther

Australia's Aluminium Marine is building an Incat Crowther designed environmentally responsible passenger catamaran. The 26m long vessel has been commissioned by Southern Discoveries of New Zealand’s South Island to operate out of Queenstown, transferring passengers to isolated destinations on Lake Wakatipu. It will be constructed with a removable wheelhouse, allowing it to be carried overland by truck to the lake. After a review of many design options, Incat Crowther was awarded…

Incat Crowther Delivers Chinese-Built 35m CAT Ferries

Incat Crowther announced the delivery of two 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferries built by Afai Southern Shipyard in China. Hai Ju and Hai Yao were commissioned by Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Co, following a competitive tender process. Incat Crowther is proud of its partnership with Afai Southern Shipyard in both the successful bid and the construction process. The vessels accommodate 198 passengers, all seated on the main deck in comfortable reclining seats. A large bar is situated amidships, serving beverages and snacks as well as offering a tourist information service.

Incat Crowther Launches 18m Catamarans

Incat Crowther  has announced the launch of ASP Tyne and ASP Thames, two 18m Catamaran Wind Farm Service Craft. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames were constructed by Topaz Marine at their Abu Dhabi yard in the UAE, and will be delivered to ASP Holdings in the UK. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames are the latest in a lineage of successful wind farm service craft from Incat Crowther, offering excellent efficiency and seakeeping, combined with practical and rugged operation. The vessels have dual cargo zones forward and aft, allowing maximum operational flexibility.

Amaroo Cruises Takes Catamaran Delivery

Photo: Imagery Motion Works

Incat Crowther today announced the launch of Amaroo, a 24-meter Catamaran Whale Watching vessel for Amaroo Cruises of Forster, New South Wales, who recently celebrated 35 years in operation. Built by Aluminium Marine in Queensland, Amaroo is the third Incat Crowther-designed vessel for the operator. The companies’ relationship began in 1981 with the design of Amaroo II, and continued with the 1998-built Amaroo 2000. Amaroo Cruise’s daily dolphin and whale watching cruise route presents technical challenges, Incat Crowther said.

Dive Support Vessel Delivered to Stapem Offshore

Photo: Incat Crowther

The first of two new 18-meter catamaran dive support vessels built for Paris-based Stapem Offshore has been delivered by South African shipbuilder Legacy Marine Group. The Marshal Island-flagged vessel, Stapem Beluga, will operate in the coastal waters of Angola in support of oil and gas exploration and production. The vessel, designed by Incat Crowther, has been customized to suit Stapem’s specific operational requirements. The aft exterior deck utilizes available space by combining deck lockers and racks for diving equipment storage with a covered dive prepping area.

Incat Crowther to Design Cat Ferry for Yankee Fleet

Photo courtesy Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced a contract to design a 110-ft Catamaran Ferry for operation in Florida. The vessel will be built by Gladding-Hearn for Yankee Fleet. To be named Yankee Freedom III, the vessel will replace Yankee Freedom II, designed and built by the same partnership in 1999. She will operate on the company’s daily run from Key West to Dry Tortugas national Park and Fort Jefferson. Whilst Incat Crowther has expanded into new marine sectors of late, this project demonstrates Incat Crowther’s commitment to servicing its long-term clients in North America.

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